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Whether your exercise of choice is running, playing sports, swimming, taking a group fitness class, or strength training…. there are two components every fitness routine should include: warm-ups and cool-downs.   They are key components of your...

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Age really is just a number. You might be 55, but look 40 and feel 35. Or, you might be 50, but look and feel 65. It all has to do with how well you care for your body and what you do to stay active.

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We all know the drill — diet and exercise are essential to healthy living. But the person who said that probably didn't have all the obstacles that fill up the schedule of a busy mom on the go. Whether you work or stay at home, there never seems...

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Fun fact about me: I used to resent the idea of exercise.  

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First of all, if you are running, congratulate yourself for even taking the time to treat your body to a sport that truly benefits the mind, the body and the soul. This form of exercise improves heart and lung conditioning, burns excess fat,...

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February is American Heart Month! Our heart is responsible for just about everything that gives our body life, so needless to say – it’s a precious organ we need to care for on a daily basis! Here are 10 ways that you and your family can stay...

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Heart rate monitors. A term we’re hearing more and more popular in the world of fitness. Yes, heart rate monitoring has always been there, but now it’s becoming a standard feature on all fitness devices, so it’s easily trackable on a daily basis...

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‘Tis the season for New Year’s resolutions. One that tops many people’s list is to exercise more. It’s a great goal any time of year, whether it’s New Year’s Day, Groundhog Day or Independence Day.Regular physical activity is one of the best...

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Winter is a special time of year. It’s a season of festive holidays and long, cozy evenings spent with friends and family.Yet, many of the things that make winter so special can work against us when it comes to keeping up our physical activity...

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Whenever we talk about fitness, we think mainly about strength and endurance and tend to forget about the third component: flexibility!  Let’s face it - it’s hard enough to make time for our cardio and strength sessions… who wants to stretch?  It...

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